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After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
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Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
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Discover Colonial Mexico's regional specialties as you explore the many and varied stalls of San Miguel de Allende's farmers' market, piled high with ripe fruits, colorful flowers, crisp vegetables, herbs and chilies. With a chef, learn about fresh foods commonly used in local dishes, converse with vendors to purchase ingredients and use those items to prepare a traditional dish like fresh salsas to taste and share.
Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a two-wheeled panoramic tour of San Miguel de Allende. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to cover to the city's most famous cultural attractions, beginning with a ride down one of the oldest and most enjoyable Caminos Reales, a road constructed during the Colonial Era. As you take in the sights of Marroquin de Abajo, the Sanctuary of Atotonilco and the Laja River, you'll learn about the important role this area played in Mexico's independence.
Including the cities of San Miguel de Allende and regional capital Guanajuato, the Mexican state of the same name in the heart of the country is renowned for its rich silver deposits. Tap into the area's history of crafting beautiful silver products during a jewelry making workshop. A master local silversmith will teach you traditional skills, techniques, and designs as you craft your own piece of silver jewelry using their provided tools.
The colorful exuberance of Mexican culture is reflected in the lively steps and sounds of traditional Mexican folkloric and mariachi dances. The various dances differ by region and usually represent certain customs that are part of each region's culture. Learn about the history and importance of the dress, songs and steps of a variety of dances. Then a master instructs you in the moves before you hit the floor to test your footwork to the sweet sounds of the mariachi music. Olé!
Horseback Ride, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Río Frío Boat Trip, Cultural Exchange with Local Students, Manuel Antonio National Park, Community Service Project in Sarapiquí, Monteverde Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges, Jauri Tropical Farm, Sarapiquí Homestay, Costa Rican Cooking Lesson, Arenal Volcano
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA. Arrive in Leon, meet your tour manager and transfer to your hotel in San Miguel de Allende. This historic city is known for its mild climate, thermal springs and colonial era architecture.
Called the "Forge of Independence" for the important role it played in gaining Mexico's independence from Spain, San Miguel de Allende is a fascinating place to discover on your morning sightseeing tour. From visiting a museum of local archaeological finds to seeing architecturally exquisite churches and 400-year-old restored homes, you'll get a feel for how San Miguel manages to be both a contemporary Mexican city and a colonial gem. In the afternoon visit the local market whose stalls are piled high with tropical fruits, colorful flowers, fresh vegetables, herbs and chiles. Buy ingredients for authentic fresh salsas and learn the techniques to create them in a
Hop on bicycles today for a two-wheeled visit to the Sanctuary of Atotonilco on a
San Miguel by bike tour. The excursion begins with a ride down one of the oldest and most enjoyable Caminos Reales, a road constructed during the Colonial Era. Pass through the community of Marroquin de Abajo and breathtaking scenery before you reach the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, famous for its religious art. Founded in 1746, this church played an important role in Mexican independence. Return to San Miguel de Allende along the banks of the Laja River.
Today travel to Guanajuato, a colonial city and university town with a maze of narrow streets and winding alleys. A sightseeing tour shows you the Templo de la Compañía, Teatro Juárez and Callejón del Beso. Return to San Miguel de Allende in time for dinner.
Test your inner silversmith this morning as you learn how to craft jewelry in a
silver jewelry making workshop. In the afternoon visit Mineral de Pozos where you can hike through the deserted ruins of the once famous silver mining town.
Discover where the battle for Mexican independence began on your morning excursion to Dolores Hidalgo and take a walking tour of this colonial city. Enjoy time to shop for Talavera ceramic pieces or try exotic flavored ice cream before continuing to La Gruta Thermal Hot Springs for a swim. Return to San Miguel de Allende and put your dancing shoes on as you continue to explore the culture and traditions of Mexico during a
Depart for the USA.
Note: The Mexican authorities require a letter of permission from legal guardians for travel of minors to Mexico. Please speak to your ACIS Tour Consultant for more details.
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